Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision and OcuHub.

BLOG: Are you a conventioneer?

October 9, 2018

I have just returned from Vision Expo West. This meeting occurs each fall in Las Vegas and is the sister meeting to Vision Expo East held in New York each spring. These…

BLOG: Optometry’s technology role in systemic pathology

September 17, 2018

Optometry is one of the most technology-based professions in health care. The automated visual field instrument was one of the first computer-driven tools that became a…

BLOG: Masters of the retinoscope

August 30, 2018

In our quest to provide primary eye care and primary health care, it is critical that we remember our unique role in the health care system. This blog series is…

BLOG: Take a stand

August 10, 2018

I read with interest an email message from the American Public Health Association. I am a long-time member of this organization and participate in the vision care…

BLOG: Practice trends in optometry

July 24, 2018

In contrast to the workforce trends in health care, eye care continues to favor the independent optometry practice as the dominant model. The unique aspects of optometry…

BLOG: Practice trends in optometry

July 24, 2018

In contrast to the workforce trends in health care, eye care continues to favor the independent optometry practice as the dominant model. The unique aspects of optometry…

BLOG: Determining optometry's role in health care reform

July 10, 2018

Optometry is a legislated profession, and our scope of practice varies from state to state. There are a few important consistencies, however, that should be considered…

BLOG: Value-based care for optometry

June 20, 2018

There is a lot of buzz in the health care arena about value-based care. We know that there a number of buttons to push on the electronic health record when filing a…

BLOG: Nontraditional primary care

June 4, 2018

There is a trend in health care that is starting to gain momentum around the country. It is a series of new delivery models that are termed, “nontraditional…

BLOG: Does optometry have a ‘student problem’?

May 15, 2018

I have noted a recent trend in our literature and publications that refers to a “student problem.” Apparently, some of our leaders think that we have an…